Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels suffered a non-displaced fibula fracture late in Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers and is likely to miss 4-to-6 weeks a source told ESPN.

Daniels is tied for the team lead in touchdowns having caught three scoring passes. Fellow tight end Garrett Graham also has three touchdown passes and will replace Daniels in the starting lineup while he recovers.

The Texans lead the NFL in plays run using two tight ends so Daniels' departure could also lead to the emergence of rookie tight end Ryan Griffin who was the Texans' sixth-round draft pick this year.

Daniels 30 has been one of the Texans' most consistent offensive players for the past two seasons during which he's only missed two games. Along with his three touchdown receptions Daniels has caught 24 passes for 252 yards this season.

His last major injury was in 2009 when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 9 of the season.